BPO Concerto Prize Winner 2017

Congratulations to violinist Chu-Yu Yang whose performance of Korngold’s Violin Concerto was awarded the top prize in the BPO Concerto Competition Final on Sunday 7 May. The photograph shows (from left to right), Julian Lloyd-Webber, Principal of the Birmingham Conservatoire, Stephen Maddock, Chief Executive of the City of Birmingham Symphony …

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An Award for the BPO

The BPO is delighted to be named as the runner-up in the Best Classical Orchestra/Choir category of the Birmingham What’s On Readers’ Awards 2017.  Congratulations to the fantastic CBSO who were named as the group winners.   Our Music Director, Michael Lloyd, was keen to pass on his congratulations to …

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Fifty Years Service!

“Several members have been in the orchestra for many years. Fourteen have more than 30 years continuous service. Of those six have more than 40 years continuous service and one has just completed 50 years continuous service. On 12th October 2016, violinist Tony Smith completed 50 years continuous service. Not …

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Birthday Concert

Here’s a summary of what BPO Chair John Franklin said after our 75th birthday concert on Sunday 18 December. “The BPO gave its first concert as the South Birmingham Orchestra in November 1941 to raise money for war charities. A group  of musicians got together to perform Handel’s Messiah, with the nationally …

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